Santa Cruz County Women's Action

Santa Cruz County

Women’s March Santa Cruz Mission Statement
We stand with you, our partners and allies, to march in solidarity to protect the rights of ALL, including Women, LGBTQ, Immigrants, Religious Freedom, People with disabilities, and rights of People of color, sending a bold message to our administration and to the world. We recognize that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. All Human Rights matter- defenders of Human Rights join us!

March Details:
 1/21 at 1:30pm​​ 
Start: Santa Cruz City Hall                          
End: Louden Nelson Center 

The Women's March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We gather in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion. We welcome all people to join us as we unite locally and nationally. Join us on January 21, 2017.

The Women’s March Santa Cruz County will coincide with the January 21, 2017, Women’s March on Washington, DC. Scheduled for the day after the presidential inauguration, the all-inclusive non-partisan march is for women, men, and children to stand together.
Our permit with The City of Santa Cruz allows us to gather at City Hall at 1:30pm with an inspiring send off from the Taiko Drummers, MC Laurie Roberts, speakers Karina Cervantez Alejo and Kanyon Sayers and local musicians​, Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai​. We will then march together down Pacific Avenue to our afternoon event at Louden Nelson Center where we will have food, drinks and a wonderful lineup of speakers and musicians. Joining us will be Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, John Laird, MariaElena De Garza from Community Action Board, Jessica Dieseldorff of Planned Parenthood Mon Marte and Mark Hodges, Senior Director of ROP along with musicians, Penny Rocket, Tammi Brown, Coffis Bros., Taylor Rae, Alisa Fineman​, ​Aileen Vance, ​Kimball Hurd​ and ​Holly Near.
This community building and unity driven event will also include many of our local nonprofit organizations that work to protect women’s rights, immigration rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental rights ​and human rights to share their vision of the days ahead under a Trump Administration. We will discuss how we as a community can support their work to help our neighbors in this time of fear and uncertainty. There are a few more details coming, but what we need most to make this Women's March YOU!

Facebook information:
Women's March Santa Cruz County Facebook Group Page:

Women's March Santa Cruz County Event Page:

WMW-SCC March Related Events
1/18 at Rio Theatre 7:30pm
1/20  Santa Cruz County Courthouse Steps 5:30pm

1/21 at City Hall 1:30pm


When is the Women's March Santa Cruz?
Saturday January 21, 2017
Where is the place and time of starting point:
For South County: 11am at The Plaza in Watsonville and then drive/carpool to Santa Cruz for the march.
For Santa Cruz: 1:30p at Santa Cruz City Hall, downtown at 809 Center Street

What can I bring?  
Portable chairs to set up on the lawn at Louden Nelson
Signs and banners representing your group and/or why you march
Comfortable walking attire and rain gear if weather is in question
What is prohibited:

Glass bottles or glass of any kind
Weapons of any kind including pepper spray, switchblades, firearms, fireworks, etc.